Man hunting prompts lock down at Midway Elementary School

Lexington's Midway Elementary School has been placed on lockdown according to a school district spokesperson.

LEXINGTON (WACH) -- Lexington's Midway Elementary School is no longer on lockdown

Major John Allard with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said just before 9:30 am, a school bus driver reported seeing a man with a gun in the woods on private property near the school.

Allard says the man was hunting squirrels on his property with a shotgun and killed two.

Deputies say the man was lawfully hunting on private property and posed no threat to anyone at Midway Elementary.

The school was locked down for about three hours.